This Week in South Florida: Lamar Fisher

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – When you’ve got a crisis of some kind, whether it’s a health emergency, auto accident or a bad fall, you call 911.

Broward County’s serious failures in call response involve unanswered emergency calls.

According to county commissioned report, 12 percent of 911 calls went unanswered last year.

The problems appear to be a shortage of personnel, and a clash about who should be running the 911 call center.

Right now, the county is in charge of the system, but the Broward Sheriff’s Office handles the daily operations.

The Broward County Commission is set to address that conflict when it meets on Tuesday.

Lamar Fisher is Broward’s new mayor for the next year. He’s a county commissioner from District 4, which covers most of northeast Broward County.

He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.